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 Post subject: Western Union Money order conformation
PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 4:15 pm 
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Location: northern california
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Was selling bikes on craigslist when I recieved a email from someone in uk that wanted to buy it. He told me that he i would recieve conformation from western union of the payment which I did. The orgin of the email came from Orderapprovial@accountant.com(outblaze server)
It then tells me that I will recieve it in 3 to 4 days But I need to send the bike in 48 days via the fact that there is so much fraud.
Is this a scam?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:20 pm 
yes


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:39 pm 
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Definitely a scam - does the email mention Bidpay ???


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 Post subject: spelling
PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 2:29 am 
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Now I'm not the best speller and I'm 26, gradute from high school. But a company as big as Wu should know better Right? look at how the word approval in the email address is spelled. there is no i in approval. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: spelling
PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 6:19 am 
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Now I'm not the best speller and I'm 26, gradute from high school. But a company as big as Wu should know better Right? look at how the word approval in the email address is spelled. there is no i in approval. :roll:


That is the Nigerian spelling, your spelling of "graduate" is a little off also :lol:


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 Post subject: Craigslist Nigerian Phoney Money Order
PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 12:26 pm 
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Location: Long Beach, California
I found this website by googling because I don't know where else to report this. reported to the FTC but who knows.
I was selling jewelry worth over $1000 on Craigslist and I immediately was contacted by a kate.lisa@gmail asking about the product. what was odd was their English so I became suspicious. right away they wanted to buy it and offered $100 over. so they sent me what was an official looking postal money order which didn't look THAT authentic. the postal money order return email address was homelinks@accountant.com.
i asked them what address they wanted it shipped to and they sent over a fedex label with a Lagos, NG address. since i had looked up USPS fraud, i read about Nigerian scams but what I don't know is why they want my jewelry? what would they do with it? the post office doesn't have any site to report this so it's frustrating and i went to the FTC website and made a report and kept all the emails in case they contact me.


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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 3:19 pm 
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They want your $1,000 jewelry for free, that's what they want.


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 Post subject: Re: Craigslist Nigerian Phoney Money Order
PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 12:53 pm 
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victorialareina wrote:
I found this website by googling


Glad you found the site. I was just wondering what keywords you used for your search? (I just like to know HOW people are finding us)

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but what I don't know is why they want my jewelry? what would they do with it?


They don't really want your jewelry, they want the money. The money order would have been counterfeit and made out for MORE than the amount of the sale, so they would ask you to wire the overage back to them, so then they end up with cash in hand. If you happened to send the jewelry before you find out it was a scam, then they would probably sell that to make more money.

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